Monday, April 6, 2020

Challenge #54 - It's Hip to be a Square" and Pair with a Previous Partner

Click HERE for an introduction to our challenge
and HERE for complete guidelines.
Please take the time to read the information so you don't get into trouble. 
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WELCOME to Challenge #54 - 
Let the Troubles Begin 

"It's Hip to be a SQUARE"




THING 1: Trouble Maker

says, "Click It's Hip to Be a Square to sing and play along with Grover and Friends from Sesame Street. I wonder... how many squares are out there? Make a square card, scrapbook page, gift box or other square creation... OR use patterned papers, stencils or embossing folders that have squares. The more squares, the more hip you are. You can use other shapes but we must be able to see at least one square on your project."



You can stop here...
OR, you can choose to include Twisted Sister's Optional Twist below to earn additional chances at our random draw.  



THING 3: Twisted Sister
says, "I'm Hip but not necessarily Square. Since many of us, like me, have organized craft rooms (haha), select one of your older stamp sets (no digis) that you have not used in a year or more for your project.  Please don't make us guess... add the approximate year to your blog post with the link to our challenge.  

This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble's random draw if you include this twist in your project.


THING 2: Double Dare
says, "Sometimes stuff just happens and things get crazy. Our challenge partner has notified us that their team is unavailable to participate as planned. But we are remaining "hip" and upbeat! So we'll stand up, "square" our shoulders and ask you to participate in the same manner as you do for Something, Anything, Everything challenges. In other words, link your project to one of our previous partners listed below for another chance at the Random Prize. 
















For inspiration... here are our Things: 

Suzanne Reynolds 

Shared with ArtsyStamper 
"Things that Fly" 



Melanie Richards 
Shared with Crafter's Cafe 
"Anything Goes" 
Shared with Crafting Happiness 
"Anything Goes" 

and our Sneetches inspiration:  

Alyson Mayo 
Shared with Crafter's Cafe 
"Anything Goes" 


Donna Scholz 
Shared with Crafter's Cafe 
"Anything Goes" 



Shared with Crafting Happiness
"Anything Goes" 



Shared with Crafter's Cafe
"Anything Goes" 





APRIL Guest Designer
Crazy Cousin
NanaConnie 

Shared with Crafter's Cafe 
"Anything Goes" 


Now it's your turn...





You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Monday, March 30, 2020

Challenge #53 SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing


National Goof Off and Chip and Dip Days  
Since we missed these National Holidays during the last challenge we have decided to add this as an additional Fun Challenge at the same time as we have our SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing Challenge but with a separate link. 

Please join us in this Goofy experience. Click HERE for details.  There will be an additional prize for the most creative. 




WELCOME to Challenge #53 - Let the Troubles Begin! 

Free For All 
"SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing" 



THING 1:  Trouble Maker 
says, "This is a One-Week Free-for-All Challenge so have a little fun creating with 'Some Thing', 'Any Thing' and 'Every Thing'."  

"We think this is easier than folding a fitted sheet so pick up your bone folders!  By the way, Twisted Sister, I have a bone to pick with you - but first things first... it's time to use the 'stuff' you have in your stash (new and/or old)."

You can stop here...
OR, you can choose to include Twisted Sister's Optional Twist below to earn additional chances at our random draw.  
THING 3: Twisted Sister
says, "Trouble Maker is always accusing me of things I didn't do. Now she has a bone to pick! What does she want, a background check? Well, I'll show her. Let's create a background using scraps and/or small pieces of patterned paper or Washi tape.  

This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble's random draw if you include either of these twists in your project.





THING 2: Double Dare 
says, "I dare you to multiply the fun by linking your project with any previous partner(s) listed below. You will qualify for extra chances in our Random Draw. Make sure you read their guidelines carefully and observe their dates. We don't want you to get into trouble with them."

"This means each time you link to a previous partner with the same card, you gain an additional chance. Please identify each of them in your blog with our Double Trouble link.



Please Welcome our DT Sneetches... 
Donna Sholz
Kellianne Wilson 
Alyson Mayo
Melanie Hungerford


Click HERE for the introduction to each of these talented Crafters that have joined us as Design Team Sneetches.  And don't forget to click on their name to view details of their projects and welcome them to Double Trouble.  Some great inspiration from all. 






and more inspiration from the Things...  

Melanie Richards (1 of 2)
Washi Tape Birthday Cake

Washi Tape Holiday



March Guest Designer
Crazy Cousin
Inkami 





Now it's your turn...


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You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Fun Challenge - National Goof Off Day and National Chip and Dip Day

National Goof Off Day Celebration
"Chip Shapes" 


THING 1: Trouble Maker
says, "Oops, we missed a couple of fun celebrations during our last challenge. National Goof Off Day and National Chip and Dip Day. We thought this would be a good time to Goof Off since many of us are staying at home and looking for things to do. If you have children at home maybe they would like to join, too."

Grab your favorite Chip Snacks or two... this can be potato chips, corn chips, tortilla chips, crackers, pretzels, etc. The dip is any type that goes with the chip of your choice. While you're enjoying your Chips... Look for Chip Shapes that resemble something else, or make something unique out of your snacks. But don't eat your findings until you take a photo or two. You can enjoy this while you are creating but you may want to have hand wipes nearby. 

THING 3: Twisted Sister says, "Here are some ideas for fun at your party and complete a project for the Something, Anything, Everything Challenge #53, too."  
  • Take photos of your party and create a scrapbook page.
  • Make a card or recipe card with your favorite dip for chips
If you choose one of the options above, CLICK HERE to enter the paper crafting project.  This is an optional twist. 


THING 2: Double Dare
says, "Please join our Goof Off Party and enter only your Chip Shapes in Inlinkz below. We are eager to see your findings! Please join us in this goofy experience - there will be a prize for the most creative.





Here are our findings or creations for Chip Shape... 



First the story behind this fun challenge... One of our friends put this particular Chip Shape on Facebook a couple months ago.  When we saw the two National celebrations this month it was so appropriate to create a Goof Off Day and create Chip Shapes.  We, the Things and Sneetches, put this together on very short notice and we're looking forward to seeing what you create at your Chip Shape Party. Please join us!  





Melanie Richards 
Ship Shape Chip Shape


Chip Shape Cobra 


Tortilla and Chocolate Chip Shapes



My Little Cracker Village


Emoji Chip Shapes
 


Donna Scholz 
Let The Battle Begin  




Guinea Pig Head Chip Shape



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Challenge #51 - Top 3 and Random Draw Winners

Before announcing our Top 3 - 
We have a DT call for some Sneetches
 



We are expanding at Double Trouble and we are looking for talented crafters who love to share their joy of paper crafting with others. You do not have to have experience as a Design Team member but we would prefer you have a Blog. We have formed two teams and would like to add a few Sneetches to each Team. If you are interested click HERE for detail on responsibilities and how to apply.  If you feel you can meet the responsibilities for Sneetches please submit your applications by March 29th. 




Congratulations to our Top 3
Wearin' of the Green #51  

We love all of your fabulous designs and we appreciate the love and support you have given our challenges. There were so many awesome entries and with the volume of entrants we have selected a fourth as it was difficult to select only three. Now, in no particular order, here are the top 4. Please take a Top 3 Badge found on the right sidebar of our homepage.

07- Carole J 
14-Amelia B 
23-Scrappy Horses 
56-Heather Mills 

Random Draw Prize: 
There were 59 entries plus additional chances were given for using Twisted Sister's optional twist of "something gold" and/or sharing with our partner Heart2Heart.  Our winner was selected by Random.org.

Congratulations to the Winner  -  08-Cat Nowak  

Your prize will be on its way as soon as you provide your mailing address at challengedoubletrouble@gmail.com.

  
Click HERE or scroll down for Challenge #52,  
Current Challenge "Die-lious and Punchy" 
Optional Twist "Spring/Bee/Honeycomb" and
partnering with Bitten By the Bug "Spring Equinox" 

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at Double Trouble Challenges.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Challenge #52 "Die-lirious and Punchy" partnering with Bitten By the Bug

Click HERE for an introduction to our challenge
and HERE for complete guidelines.
Please take the time to read the information so you don't get into trouble. 
Consider becoming a follower and use our participant badge or any photo from our current challenge for your blog posting.



We are expanding at Double Trouble and we are looking for talented crafters who love to share their joy of paper crafting with others. You do not have to have experience as a Design Team member but we would prefer you have a Blog. We have formed two teams and would like to add a few Sneetches to each Team. If you are interested click HERE for detail on responsibilities and how to apply.  If you feel you can meet the responsibilities for Sneetches please submit your applications by March 29th to challengedoubletrouble@gmail.com. 

WELCOME to Challenge #52 - Let the Troubles Begin 

"Die-lirious and Punchy"



THING 1:  Trouble Maker
says, "I'm feeling Die-lirious and Punchy!  Include at least one Spring item on your project made with  punches, dies, cutting machines and even fussy-cutting, i.e. hand punches, die-cutting machines, Cricut, Silhouette, Scan & Cut, scissors, etc."    


You can stop here...
OR, you can choose to include Twisted Sister's Optional Twist below to earn additional chances at our random draw.  



THING 3:  Twisted Sister
says, "Winter is behind us and Spring is just around the corner what many believe to be the best season of them all!  I hope I'm not bugging you; but it's time to put some sweetness in our projects and why not include a bee, the makers of honey, or their honeycombs.    

This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble's random draw if you include this twist in your project.


THING 2:  Double Dare
says, "Bitten By the Bug is a challenge that usually requires cuts from your Cricut machine, however, we CUT a Real Die'al with them." 

For this challenge Bitten By the Bug is accepting the use of hand punches, die-cutting machines, but NO fussy-cutting! Besides using a Cricut you are free to use a Silhouette, a Brother Scan and Cut or other similar devices. In your blog post be sure to tell us what you used.  

So, if you have used a Spring theme and at least one cut from any of these machines, you can click on Bitten By the Bug "Spring Equinox" Challenge and enter your project.  You don't need to use Twisted Sister's optional twist to enter and you will still earn an additional chance at the Double Trouble Random Draw. 



For inspiration... here are our Things: 


March Guest Designer
Crazy Cousin
Inkami 




Now it's your turn...






You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter